Eyebrow / Forehead Lift
If your eyebrows have fallen with time or your forehead has deep-seated wrinkles, you could benefit from receiving an eyebrow and forehead lift. This procedure is essentially a facelift for the upper third of the face and can correct deep forehead grooves and brow sagging that has developed due to aging and years of making facial expressions. The forehead lift rejuvenates the upper face and can eliminate a worn, tired, and old appearance to help you look youthful and refreshed.
Who Can Benefit?
Deep Forehead Wrinkles
Horizontal forehead lines can become deeply set in the forehead over time. While they may initially appear only when raising the brows or making certain facial expressions, eventually they may perpetually line your forehead and give you an aged appearance. A forehead lift tightens the skin to smooth out wrinkles and give you a smoother and more youthful forehead.
Frown lines, caused by years of contracting the facial muscles, may cause you to look grouchy, angry, stressed, sad, or tired, even when you are feeling cheerful and energetic. A brow lift reduces brow furrows and softens the look of the brows so that you appear more youthful, relaxed, rested, and happy.
Increased skin laxity due to aging can lead the eyebrows to sink low over the eyes. Eventually, the brows may appear to sit right on top of the eyes and can create a permanently angry or grumpy expression. Sagging brows can even cause eyelid hooding that may impede your vision. Correction of sagging brows with an eyebrow and forehead lift can soften your appearance, help you look more youthful, and restore normal sightlines.
Premature Signs of Aging
Lines and wrinkles in the forehead and brows can form even at a young age. These lines may make you look prematurely older than you are or feel. With a forehead and brow lift, you can reclaim a smooth upper face that reflects a more dynamic, invigorated, and youthful image.
Eyebrow and Forehead Lift Techniques
Traditional Forehead Lift
A standard, or traditional, forehead lift rejuvenates the upper third of the face. This surgical approach is best for individuals with severe forehead wrinkles and brow sagging. Dr. Messa makes an incision in the hairline of the forehead and lifts and tightens the tissues of the upper face to correct brow sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. He may also remove excess skin and fat to smooth out the forehead. Finally, he places small sutures to close the incisions.
Endoscopic Forehead Surgery
An endoscopic forehead lift provides more subtle rejuvenation of the upper third of the face and is best for individuals whose eyebrow or forehead issues are not too severe. Dr. Messa makes three or four small incisions in the scalp and endoscopically raises the brows and improves the deep grooves of the forehead. This approach cannot remove excess skin, but it has a faster recovery time than a traditional forehead lift.
Addressing Your Concerns
Recovery You will be able to return home immediately after your procedure. There is very little bruising and swelling following an eyebrow and forehead lift. Your forehead and brows may initially feel tight and numb, but you should feel more normal after 24 to 48 hours. During the first week following your procedure, you will rest in an elevated position to improve circulation and minimize swelling. Most patients have their sutures removed within seven to 10 days. You can return to work at this point. You will need to avoid exercise for three weeks following your surgery.
Scars Incisions are placed in discreet locations within the scalp to conceal any scarring that may develop. The amount of scarring will vary depending on your surgical technique (traditional or endoscopic) and your body’s natural healing process. Any minor visible scarring that develops will fade over time.
Cost Achieving youthful and natural forehead and brow lift results requires the skill and dedication of your surgeon, and the cost of your procedure may reflect this. The cost of each forehead lift is decided on a patient-by-patient basis because surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and location will all impact the final price of your procedure.
Pain A forehead and brow lift requires displacement, repositioning, and tightening of the facial tissues, which can result in tightness, numbness, and some discomfort during recovery. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain or discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED FOR AN EYEBROW AND FOREHEAD LIFT?
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used for an eyebrow and forehead lift to ensure patient comfort and safety.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?
The forehead and brow lift procedure lasts one and a half hours, after which patients can return home.
MAY I COMBINE MY EYEBROW AND FOREHEAD LIFT WITH ANY OTHER PROCEDURES?
An eyebrow and forehead lift may be combined with a facelift, eyelid lift, and/or neck lift, as well as other treatments that may be needed for facial rejuvenation.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED BROW LIFT SURGERY OR IF I QUALIFY FOR NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS?If your forehead grooves or frown lines are not too deep, you may benefit from non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or chemical peels. The most effective treatment for your desired results should be determined during a personal consultation with Dr. Messa. He will evaluate your goals and your facial tissues to identify the best form of treatment for you.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Your improved look after an eyebrow and forehead lift will be subtle to everyone else but you. Many people will remark on how well-rested you look, and some may ask if you have changed your hairstyle. Undergoing a forehead and brow lift can cause you to look anywhere from five to 10 years younger.